What does Breath mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathnoun

    the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

    "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"; "he was fighting to his last breath"

  2. breathnoun

    the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

    "his sour breath offended her"

  3. breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing timenoun

    a short respite

  4. hint, intimation, breathnoun

    an indirect suggestion

    "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

  5. breathnoun

    a slight movement of the air

    "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

Wiktionary

  1. breathnoun

    The act or process of breathing.

    Etymology: bræþ, from brēþaz, from bʰrēto-.

  2. breathnoun

    A single act of breathing in or out.

    I took a deep breath and started the test.

    Etymology: bræþ, from brēþaz, from bʰrēto-.

  3. breathnoun

    Air expelled from the lungs.

    I could feel the runner's breath on my shoulder.

    Etymology: bræþ, from brēþaz, from bʰrēto-.

  4. breathnoun

    A rest or pause.

    Let's stop for a breath when we get to the top of the hill.

    Etymology: bræþ, from brēþaz, from bʰrēto-.

  5. breathnoun

    a small amount of something, such as wind, or common sense

    Etymology: bræþ, from brēþaz, from bʰrēto-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breathnoun

    the air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc

  2. Breathnoun

    the act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath

  3. Breathnoun

    the power of respiration, and hence, life

  4. Breathnoun

    time to breathe; respite; pause

  5. Breathnoun

    a single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant

  6. Breathnoun

    fig.: That which gives or strengthens life

  7. Breathnoun

    a single word; the slightest effort; a trifle

  8. Breathnoun

    a very slight breeze; air in gentle motion

  9. Breathnoun

    fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume

  10. Breathnoun

    gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration

Freebase

  1. Breath

    Respiro is a 2002 Italian film written and directed by Emanuele Crialese and released in English-language markets in 2003. The film stars Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, and Francesco Casisa. In the Italian language, respiro means a "breath".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breath

    breth, n. the air drawn into and then expelled from the lungs: power of breathing: life: the time occupied by once breathing: a very slight breeze.—adjs. Breath′ful (Spens.), full of breath or air, also full of scent or odour; Breath′less, out of breath: dead: excessively eager, as if holding one's breath from excitement.—n. Breath′lessness.—To catch the breath, to stop breathing for an instant; To spend one's breath, as in profitless talk; To take breath, to recover freedom of breathing; With bated breath, with breath restrained from reverence or fear. [A.S. brǽth; Ger. brodem, steam, breath.]

Editors Contribution

  1. breath

    The air that we breathe.

    When I hugged my husband I could smell morning coffee off his breath.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breath' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2023

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breath' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3639

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breath' in Nouns Frequency: #881

Anagrams for Breath »

  1. bertha, Bertha

  2. bather

  3. Bertha

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Breath in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Breath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Breath in a Sentence

  1. Spun Gold:

    When the royal family was writing these blueprints for royal brides, Meghan couldn’t have been further from their original idea, it was blonde, English roses from aristocratic families. [Harry’s older brother] William bent that rule by marrying a girl from a much more middle-class family. Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, on Nov. 27, 2017. (Reuters) And Harry is taking it a stage further… History proves with the most recent royal wives of Windsor that if you don’t stay in your lane, you can fall down. Diana became the star and that marriage didn’t work. Fergie was fun, free loving and a breath of fresh air. But that didn’t work.

  2. Pinarayi VijayanKerala Chief Minister:

    We need to keep her story alive, i need justice for my sister. I'll fight for her till my last breath.

  3. Chriss Teigen:

    Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness. Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness.

  4. Murtaza Akhter:

    They're coming in with fever, shortness of breath, cough, body aches and, at least for me, basically everybody I test is positive, it is ridiculous.

  5. Swayan basu:

    Education is a life that has no end, an inexhaustible treasure, it has to be accepted until it gives up the last breath of death, without which all voids are unknown.

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